Heinersdorf

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Heinersdorf
Quarter of Berlin
Heinersdorf Church
Heinersdorf Church
Heinersdorf  is located in Germany
Heinersdorf
Heinersdorf
Coordinates: 52°34′01″N 13°26′24″E / 52.56694°N 13.44000°E / 52.56694; 13.44000Coordinates: 52°34′01″N 13°26′24″E / 52.56694°N 13.44000°E / 52.56694; 13.44000
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Pankow
Founded 1319
Area
 • Total 3.95 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total 6,580
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 0304) 13089
Vehicle registration B

Heinersdorf is a locality in the borough of Pankow in Berlin, Germany. It is located close to the centre of Pankow.

History[edit]

Water tower

It was first mentioned in a 1319 document when it was sold by Margrave Waldemar of Brandenburg to the Hospital of the Holy Ghost in Berlin. After that it changed its owner several times. In 1920 it was incorporated into Greater Berlin and belonged to the former Pankow borough, until in 1985 it was merged with Karow, Blankenburg and Weissensee. These localities belong to Pankow again after Berlin's 2001 administrative reform.

The foundations of the fieldstone church were laid about 1300. It features two stained glass windows by Charles Crodel from 1946. Another landmark is the Heinersdorf water tower, which was erected in 1910. Original part of a planned town hall that has never been built, it later served as a Flak tower and as a listening station of the Red Army. Since 1991 the building is abandoned.

Nowadays Heinerdorf is often in the media due to a controversy on the establishment of the Khadija Mosque by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Heinersdorf is served by the Berlin S-Bahn lines S2 and S8 at the Pankow-Heinersdorf station. A tramway connection to the inner city is provided by the M2 line of the Berlin Straßenbahn.

The federal highway (Bundesstraße) 109 running along the street Prenzlauer Promemade to the A114 Autobahnzubringer Prenzlau motorway marks Heinersdorf's western border.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Controversy on the mosque, www.dw-world.de, Accessed July 24, 2008

External links[edit]

Media related to Heinersdorf at Wikimedia Commons